27 July 2015

As in previous years, seasonal impacts are likely to affect revenues and profits in the third quarter. In addition, many of the underlying macroeconomic challenges and geopolitical issues that we have previously highlighted remain and are unlikely to be resolved in the foreseeable future. Despite ongoing and new challenges, we continue to be committed to the disciplined execution of our strategy in order to ensure the firm’s long-term success and to deliver sustainable returns for our shareholders.